Well done fellow T-Rex.
I actually knew the Paul Simon trivia b/c I'm a huge fan (see "still crazy after all all these years" in my profile bio).
Saw Iron Butterfly in concert when an undergrad.
Not a big current country music fan but love the older ones: Haggard, Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and especially David Allen Coe ("Take this job and shove it").
Of course, I loved Elvis and Brook Benton, especially "Rainy night in GA".
I also appreciate Classical music too.
My musical tastes, like yours and Sherry's are also eclectic.
Nice read and listen.